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Wednesday, April 29, 2020


Poet Eavan Boland has died

Professor of English Eavan Boland was a pioneering figure in Irish poetry who taught generations of writers. She has died at 75 in Dublin.

Eavan Boland


NAS elects nine to membership

Nine Stanford faculty have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences, created in 1863 to advise on issues related to science and technology.

National Academy of Sciences members


Two catastrophic events

Historian David Kennedy compares the Great Depression and the COVID-19 economic fallout, both of which have the character of “black swans.”

David Kennedy

university affairs

Wittman discusses COVID-19

Medical Director Rich Wittman discusses the Occupational Health Center’s efforts to help the university respond to COVID-19. 

Richard Wittman

The Dish

Fifty years ago, a devastating fire at the CENTER FOR ADVANCED STUDY IN THE BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES destroyed irreplaceable research, but gave rise to one of the most notable works in social anthropology.

Stanford MLA Continuing Studies Spring 2020


  • Disaster Relief Program: The COVID-19 Qualified Disaster Relief program provides financial assistance to employees of Stanford University affected by the COVID-19 pandemic of 2020. The program covers necessary unreimbursed expenses incurred as a result of the disaster. Learn more.
  • The Planted Tree: The Planted Tree: A Journal Collective is an experiment in in unity and bonding through creative expression for the scattered Stanford community. The journal was created by Rob Reich, professor of political science and director of the Center for Ethics, with a group of students and staff members. Members of the Stanford community are invited to participate and contribute.
  • COVID-19 conversation: Join President Marc Tessier-Lavigne, Provost Persis Drell and School of Medicine Dean Lloyd Minor today, Wednesday, April 29, at noon for a conversation with the Stanford community. They will discuss the work of Stanford Medicine in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, provide an update on the university’s planning and answer questions from the community. Learn more.

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